7 Things American Travelers Need to Understand

If this is the first time you’ll be traveling overseas, you can expect a little of the unexpected. A big part of the fun of travel is what you learn and discover along the way. However, the fun stops pretty quickly when you step on cultural toes, break the law or end up in financial trouble because you were unaware of local customs or regulations. Here are 7 things every American needs to know before crossing the pond:

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1. Bring Cash

Of course, carrying a fat wallet might draw the wrong sort of attention. However, if you go to a foreign city or town expecting debit and credit services at local markets, you’re likely to be disappointed, and quite possibly hungry with no chance of buying food. Do your research in advance to find out how the locals pay for food and services.